Archive for the 'fridge magnets' Category

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The economy is improving, business can start buying promotional items to grow their customer base.

If someone goes to an exhibition or event, they love to have “freebies” from the different companies and organisations that are at the event. In the last few years these branded promotional gifts have been on the decline due to negative economic factors and reduced cashflow. Happily the economy is looking healthier and continuing to get better and here at Mikkis we have seen companies now starting to spend more again on promotional gifts. Feedback tells us they have noticed the reduced new client numbers after an event and want to start growing again. Events are very expensive and it is important to make the most of them!

There is a vast range of promotional items out there too. It is wise to combine different types of marketing gifts as they have different product life cycles. For example, a pen or a pencil can be low cost and last a long time. A mouse mat that includes a calendar is very useful and will last a whole year. A sticker or badge is good for immediate promotion and brand recognition but has a shorter lifespan, they do instantly encourage people over to your exhibition stand though. However the very cost effective fridge magnet can last for years and be seen by all the family and visitors to the home. Bags that are branded could be used each time a shoppng trip happens. Executive gifts like leather document holders will last for years and although much more expensive, exude quality and will keep your brand alive much longer and do provide value for money.

If you want help with your promotions, we have many years experience and thousands of different products to choose from. Look on www.mikkis.co.uk for inspiration.

 

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Pinnochio Rex – new type of dinosaur discovered!

In China they found a skeleton, on a construction site,  that looked related to the Tyrannosaurus rex, it is 9 metres long and has a longer snout with a row of horns on top, making him look different to the other tyrannosaurs.

It was sent to Edinburgh University to be  identified by scientists. Dr Steve Brusatte said “this is the slam dunk we needed – the long-snouted tyrannosaurs were real”
The official name is Qianzhousaurus sinensis, the nickname Pinnochio rex was given because of the extra long nose!  The skeleton is 66 million years old. Pinnochio may have been faster and more stealthy than the other dinosaurs like him.

It is always really exciting to have new species of animal and dinosaurs identified. Under the surface of the earth there are probably still quite a few yet to be discovered. There are some amazing natural history museums around the UK, where we can see many different skeletons and learn about the creatures past and present. The London museum has 60 million life science specimens, many of these are exhibited. The specimens are flora, fauna, fossil, mineral, insects, dinosaur, human and animal.

If you want to own part of our natural history, there are fossil shops in coastal areas where fossils are prevalent, such as Lyme Regis in the centre of the Jurrasic Coast, in Dorset.
To promote your fossil shop, museum or Jurrasic coast tours, why not use promtional marketing gifts such as pens, mugs, fridge magnets, stress balls and bags. go to www.mikkis.com for inspiration.

 

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Are you a mortgage lender, landlord or a tenant?

usb-flash-drive-twist1The Spring 2014 issue of B2L heralded good news. Buy to let mortgage applications were up 62% in the Connells group last year and this huge uplift was refelected by other lenders. London Landlords earn double the return of the national average, prices are high in London but the yield seems to make this worth while. Rates across the board have never been so low, great for the landlord. This also means for tenants renting privately there will be more choice of rental properties in your areas, as more people become landlords or landlords expand their existing portfolios.

Great news for tenants that the government is seeking to make it easier to request long terms tenancies, this will give you security, knowing you can stay in your rental home long term. As a tenant, remember it is your reponsibility to insure your contents, if your were burgled, could you afford to replace your contents without insurance?

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Did you know the average age of a first time buyer is now early thirties? This means people could be renting for 10 years before buying their first home.

There is a big demand at the moment for let property services from: financing, insurance, letting and property management. If you are one of these businesses, why not try to get ahead fo the competition and promote your business with a varied range of promotional products. Pens, coasters and fridge magnets all enjoy a long life as a promotional product and are cost effective. Or you could spend a little more and give your clients a mug or a USB, they will be used time and time again reminding your clients of your service.s0276-house-group-v1[1]

Look at www.mikkis.co.uk for inspiration.